Smart Design

1993 Predecessor to Google Glass is Goopy, Reptilian


I chanced upon this biomorphic beauty one day on collections.cooperhewitt.org. Naturally, being part of the nerd department here at the Museum, I immediately showed it around. After a collective wave of "wooooah, dude," we generally agreed that it was very awesome that our collection indeed contains the alien-space-slug-older-sister to the slick young whippersnapper in the wearable computing family—Google Glass.
wearble computing, Arduino, ixd, Interaction Design, Smart Design, Lisa Krohn, prototyping, tools, apple

Cooper-Hewitt: The Winner's Panel 2010


2010 National Design Award winners participate in a panel discussion about their inspiration and drive as designers and the state of contemporary design in America. Moderated by Stephen Doyle, Communication Design Winner. Speakers include:
Tom Dair, Smart Design, Product Design Winner
 Stephen Kieran, KieranTimberlake, Architecture Design Winner
 Ellen Neises, James Corner Field Operations, Landscape Design Winner
 William Sofield, Interior Design Winner
 Lisa Strausfeld, Interaction Design Winner
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2010 National Design Awards: Product Design - Smart Design


The 2010 Product Design award goes to Smart Design. Founded in 1980, Smart Design is led by Davin Stowell and Tom Dair. They are a multidisciplinary design consultancy, responsible for designing the OXO Good Grips kitchen tools, the SmartGauge instrument cluster for the Ford Fusion Hybrid, New York City taxi graphics, and medical devices for UCB.
National Design Awards, 2010, Smart Design, davin stowell, Tom Dair, OXO Good Grips, New York City Taxi, Industrial Design, product design

DesignPrep: Jell-O Mold Competition


Student teams work with designers to develop and create molds using traditional techniques and 3-D printing technology to enter into the third annual Jell-O Mold Competition scheduled for June 25, 2011. Workshop sessions are hosted at Cooper-Hewitt, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, and Smart Design. 3D printing materials at Eyebeam were generously provided by Stratasys.
designprep, youth, high school, jell-o, jello, jell-o mold, jell-o design competition, eyebeam, Smart Design

National Design Awards: The Trophy Story


This video tells the design story behind the elegant and ever-evolving National Design Awards trophy, which has been awarded in all its iterations to hundreds of renowned designers since the program's inception in 2000. Music by Benjamin Bernstein.
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Cooper-Hewitt Visits Smart Design


The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt has recently acquired several original prototypes and drawings used to develop OXO's Good Grips product line. Cooper-Hewitt curators identified this line for the museum's collection because the products were a game-changing innovation iconic of late 20th century design. Watch this video to learn more about the story behind the objects.
Smart Design, davin stowell, dan formosa, gail davidson, cindy trope, sarah coffin, product design, ID, Industrial Design, NYC, oxo, good grips, ergonomics, late 20th century design

Simply Smart Design


Design is about people, not things… Not just a catchphrase, it’s the key to Smart Design’s success. 
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National Design Awards + Objectified


Gary Hustwit’s latest film, Objectified is playing at the IFC downtown for a limited run. Hustwit himself is seemingly traveling along with the film to nearly fifty venues between now and mid-summer, so both he and the film are likely coming to a venue near you if you happen not to be in New York
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National Design Awards: Finalists


The winner and two finalists of the Corporate Achievement category are, together, quite different from the winners of the past. As a whole, they represent what is possible at a smaller scale. 
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